Georgia State reported two minor NCAA violations committed by its football coaching staff in the previous seven months.
The Level II Secondary violations were reported to the Colonial Athletic Association. Copies were obtained through the Georgia Open Records Act. No violations were committed by the basketball team during the same period.
The first violation occurred on Sept. 22 when assistant coach Anthony Midget and coach Bill Curry called the same recruit on the same day. Coaches are only allowed to call recruits once per week (during non-dead periods) after Sept. 1 of their senior year. Curry reported the violation to Georgia State’s compliance office the next day. Midget and Curry received letters of admonishment and the coaching staff wasn’t allowed to call the recruit for two weeks. The report was submitted to the CAA on Oct. 4.
The second violation occurred on Nov. 28 when defensive coordinator John Thompson spoke with a recruit that he believed to be a senior at that player’s high school. The player was a junior. Coaches aren’t allowed to contact athletes at their practice or competition site before July 1 after their junior year.
Thompson received a letter of reprimand and contact with the player will be reduced by one day, sometime after the July 1, 2012 recruiting period. The report was submitted to the CAA on Jan. 5.
– Doug Roberson, AJC. Please follow me on twitter@ajcgsu.